Ronda Rousey has quickly run through every opponent she has faced. The question now is who deserves a shot at Ronda’s title and undefeated streak? Miesha Tate has that answer and her answer is Miesha Tate.
“For one thing, I’ve been beating everyone who could potentially deserve a shot. So you can’t tell me that there’s a single girl out there who deserves it more than I do right now. I’m confident in saying that because I told everyone that I would work my way back to the title and I would earn that, and I have. I’ve done it, and if there’s someone else who people are questioning, who’s like, ‘hey, what about this girl? She might deserve it more.’ Then okay, I’ll take her out too.”
Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate have battled twice before and Tate lost both encounters, obviously, but Tate has been one of the only women to actually make Rousey work for her victories. Both fights with Tate have been two of Ronda’s longest fights in her career. Tate is also the only competitor to force Rousey to fight past the first round. That alone is no easy task.
A few weeks ago, Dana White went on record and declared Miesha Tate as the number one contender to Ronda Rousey. Nothing is official though until contracts are signed. Tate certainly wants the shot, but Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino has been doing a lot of talk on social media about wanting to be the next one to go after Rousey. Justino is even trying to use Ronda’s catchphrase against her.
Stop being a do nothing bitch! Let’s do this for the FANS now (December 12) not later/ don’t worry it will be your last fight!!@RondaRousey
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) August 11, 2015
What did Ronda Rousey say in response to Justino?
“She’s just waiting to be offered enough money to get her a** kicked, cause she knows she’ll get her a** kicked.”
No matter who Dana White officially makes the opponent for Rousey, it is clear that she will be ready. Miesha Tate will clearly be ready and knows Rousey better than any other opponent that she could potentially face.
“I believe that I’ve earned it and I don’t believe there’s a female out there that deserves it more than I do.”
Who do you think should be next for Ronda Rousey? Can Miesha Tate actually beat her?
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